Web Security: How It Works (Cloud Management)

Web Security is a consolidated, policy management interface that’s optimized for Web Security Admins. Web Security provides a simplified and consolidated management experience for admins who’re focused on securing access to the internet and SaaS applications.
Some key features of Web Security are:
  • Consolidated policy management
    - Define URL and application access policies for users and security protections, all from a single location. Your threat protection settings are applied globally to all web traffic, which eliminates the need to configure them on a per-policy basis. You can also turn on SSL Decryption easily from a central location.
  • Built-in best practices
    - Secure web traffic in just a couple of clicks. The ready-to-use default policy configurations adhere to Palo Alto Networks’ best practice recommendations. Simply
    Enable
    Web Security and
    Push Config
    to secure web traffic right away. You can use the default policies as-is or customize your own.
  • Separation of roles and responsibilities
    - As a Web Security Admin, you can manage web-bound traffic from
    Web Security
    , while other traffic is enforced according to the policies set in
    Configuration
    . All Prisma Access configurations can be handled on a single console with clear separation.
    • (New) Web Security Admins
      - Can manage settings relevant to their role, but other settings are hidden from view.
    • Account Admin, App Admin, or Instance Admin
      - Can also view Web Security settings.
The new Web Access Policy layer works with your existing security policy. It includes default, best practice policies that you can enable immediately and then customize based on the needs of your organization. Web access policy is enforced ahead of your security policy rulebase.

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